Trekking in Nepal

Hi there,

We are a couple who will be arriving in Kathmandu on the 22nd of July. We have 2 nights booked in Kathmandu and are planning on heading off for some trekking then.

We are aware that the weather won’t be ideal for trekking, therefore ideally we would like to go trekking in one of the rain shadow areas.

We are leaving Nepal on the 5th of August, so we are not planning on trekking for too long. Also, we are not experienced in trekking and just want to get a taste of Nepal and see some nice landscape.

Ideally, we would be happy to team up with anyone who is planning on something similar around that time.

Or maybe someone has some advice on where would be good to go?



5 replies
  1. Moderator

    Hi Nicole,

    Some travellers have recommended trekking during the monsoon… less people, cheaper rooms, etc. It doesn’t rain all day, but rains off and on throughout. Still, might not be a bad idea to trek in the rain shadow if you prefer it. Mustang comes to mind, of course, but is more pricey. Do you have a particular budget you’re sticking to?


    • Hi Alex,

      Thanks so much for the reply.
      Yes, Mustang sounds amazing.
      And I’m glad to hear that some travellers recommend this time for travelling.

      We will only be in Nepal for 2 weeks from the time we arrive until the time we fly out again.

      Do tou think Mustang would be doable in that time?

      We have a fairly tight budget, so the cheaper the better, as we continue our travels onto South East Asia after for 4 months and then onto New Zealand and Australia.

      We are not really aware of exactly the amount of costs that would be involved in a trek like that. Would you have any advise on that?

      Also would there be any shorter/ cheaper treks that could be done maybe even in another rain shadow area?

      Thank you,

    • Hi Nicole,

      You would have enough time for a trip into Mustang but it would be rushed and expensive, as you’d have to fly from KTM to Pokhara to Jomson (and then back). Probably not what you’re looking for.

      I’ve heard the Manaslu Circuit is a good option for monsoon trekking and is one of the best treks in Nepal, as well as much easier logistically. I would look into doing this trek. Here is a good article to get your started:

      Sounds like a great trip!


  2. Hi Alex,

    Thanks so much for your advise and the article. I will read through it and let you know about guides once we make up our mind. 🙂

  3. If you guys need trekking poles I’m selling mine for 300 rs. I bought them new in Pokhara and only used them for 1 trek so they are in good condition. 🙂 And I’m in Kathmandu now. Enjoy your trek!